In our new issue of al-Durziyya: Druze and Other Minorities in the Middle East, Dr. Moran Levanoni analyzes political trends among the Druze community and their impact on Lebanese politics in the last parliamentary election. This article suggests that the political, social, and economic crises Lebanon is going through affected voting patterns within the Druze community, allowing new members to participate instead of the old guard of traditional politicians.
Minorities in the Middle East
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Bustan, Vol.10, No.1 (Summer 2019).
Contributing researcher Dr. Özgür Kaymak discusses minority-state relations in Turkey.
“First of all, I am an Egyptian citizen, and afterwards a Christian”: The Coptic Church in Egypt between religion and politics, as reflected on social media
Michael Barak reviews the public discourse among the Coptic community on Egyptian social networking sites, which concerns the involvement of the church and its leader Patriarch Theodore II in political issues.
Guest scholar Dr. Matthieu Cimino explains how the Druze in Suwayda are responding to the Syrian civil war.
MDC Researcher Dr. Itamar Radai explains the local and regional dimensions of recent tension between Muslims and Druze in Israel.